Abandoned Cave is a location in Caelid in Elden Ring and the location of a boss fight with two Cleanrot Knights. This cave also contains two rare weapons and a good number of crafting items. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to complete Abandoned Cave.

Elden Ring: How to Complete Abandoned Cave

On this page, we're going to reveal how to complete Abandoned Cave. We'll include the location, a walkthrough, and any additional information, like item drops.

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Abandoned Cave Location: How to Find It

The Abandoned Cave is found carved into a cliffside due east of the Smoldering Wall Site of Grace. It requires some precarious platforming to get to though, as the only way to reach it is by creeping across a tree branch that’s jutting out of the opposite precipice. Take care not to fall off on your walk across – don’t be afraid to hop off Torrent if you have to. Otherwise, it’s an easy find.

Abandoned Cave: Walkthrough

The Abandoned Cave is completely tainted with scarlet rot waters, so you’ll want some Preserving Boluses for this one. Once you’ve gathered up the gumption, drop into the waters below and head for the little ledge with the remains of a metal Abductor enemy. Grab the Aeonian Butterflies on this stone patch and run into the alcove to the northeast to get another Aeonian Butterfly and Dragonwound Grease.

Next is the dark passageway to the northwest. Follow it to a rock ledge that drops off into an immensely bubbly scarlet rot pool. Drop off toward the right-hand side to find the tunnel forward and safety from the scarlet rot explosions. When the coast is relatively clear, sprint out into the waters next to the Abductor husk to get the Serpent Bow before heading back into the tunnel to the south.

Follow this passage along to find a rat and a toxic mushroom enemy followed by a rock step up to another tunnelway. Follow it to a small chamber that contains a couple rats and some Fire Grease and continue following it along to an open chamber stuffed with Aeonian Butterflies and defended by a few small scarlet rot flowers, a giant scarlet rot flower, and a couple of toxic mushroom foes. Take out the weaker flowers and mushroom mages first to allow yourself to focus on the giant flower afterwards.

With all the pesky enemies dealt with, grab all the Aeonian Butterflies you can spot and clamber up the Abductor remains to the southwest for the Venomous Fang weapon. Head back down and up the slope that the toxic mushroom enemies were standing on earlier. All that remains in this cave is to follow this passage along to the mist gate barricading off the arena that contains a dual Cleanrot Knight boss fight.

Abandoned Cave: Boss Fight Strategy

Abandoned Cave: Item Drops and Loot


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